CT to FL Day 20
Oriental, NC to Swansboro, NC
We departed from Oriental Marina this morning at 0730... destination planned for today Swansboro, NC.
Much nicer day today than yesterday... bright and sunny for most of the day turning to partly cloudy late morning... Crossing the Neuse River to Adams Creek was a bit lumpy with 2-3 ft seas out of the Northeast... once into Adams Creek it was smooth sailing the rest of the day.
We had a favorable current for the majority of the day... there were a couple of spots where we slowed... speeds today from 5.7 knots to 9.5 knots.
Had more boat traffic today... couple of sport fish passing us slowing to plowing speed which only made their wake larger... and we passed three sailboats that were heading south... had a lot of local smaller fishing boats as well... believe it's just being in the Beaufort area causing the increased traffic.
We arrived to our destination Swansboro. NC and docked at the town dock behind Salt Water Grill. We were secure at the dock at approximately 1330. Our position tonight is N34°41.163', W077°07.150'
. We traveled today for 6 hours covering 43 nautical miles averaging 7.2 knots.